Syria

February 28, 2014

January proved to be the deadliest month yet in the two year old Syria civil war, with almost 6,000 killed. Over 130,000 people have died thus far in the conflict.  (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT

Members of the Syrian National Coalition claim that those ambushed by Damascus in a recent attack were for the most part civilians looking to escape a siege in a nearby area.

February 27, 2014

A suicide bomb exploded near Iran's Embassy in Beirut in late 2013. The Lebanese based Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Nidal Sweiden was arrested by the Lebanese army for his involvement in recent bombings.

The August 2013 chemical attack is considered the world's deadliest in the past 25 years (File Archive/AFP)
08:11 GMT

The Syrian regime has agreed to a new April deadline for its chemical weapons removal after failing to meet previous December and February deadlines.

According to Washington, the Syrian government has been arresting and rounding up relatives of the Genava II peace talks opposition delegation. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

The United States on Wednesday accused the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva peace talks by rounding up and arresting the relatives of opposition delegates, adding that Russia is amping up its assistance to President Bashar Assad.

February 26, 2014

A handout picture released by the United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on February 26, 2014 shows residents of Syria's besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. (AFP/UNRWA)
15:59 GMT

The United Nations agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) on Wednesday released shocking images of Palestinians queuing for food parcels in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp.

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri has called on all jihadists in Syria to unite and end their infighting. (AFP)
15:36 GMT

Some 3,300 people have been killed as a result of infighting between the rebel groups seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad since the start of 2014, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) allegedly shows the corpses of dozens of rebel fighters whom state media and a monitoring group said were killed on February 26, 2014 in an army ambush east of Damascus. (AFP)
13:29 GMT

Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar Assad killed dozens of Al Qaeda-linked rebels in an army ambush near Damascus, state media reported Wednesday.

Abbas and Bassam last starred together in "The Neighborhood Gate" in 2006. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:54 GMT

After each actor going their own way in showbiz, Syrian actors Bassam Kousa and Abbas al-Noury are joining forces once again!

Cyberattacks against the Syrian regime were eventually ruled out in 2011 due to concerns that Washington would face its own set of attacks in response (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:36 GMT

A recent report released this week by the New York Times shows that Washington considered launching cyberattacks against the Syrian regime in an effort to prevent airstrikes against civilians in the first days of the country's civil war.

Nusra fighters blamed ISIS for killing Al Qaeda leader Abu Khaled Al Suri late last week (File Archive/AFP)
06:57 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked ISIS issued an ultimatum to the leader of Syria's Nusra Front Tuesday in an effort to end the violence between the two opposition groups. Regime forces also made advances on Aleppo late Tuesday.

U.N. leadership announced Tuesday that Syria has become the world’s largest exporter of refugees (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The U.N. announced Tuesday that Syria has become the world's largest exporter of refugees globally

February 25, 2014

Salma will be appearing in a new TV series as a Minister's wife this year. (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT

Salma Al Masri returns to our TV screens as a Minister's wife with Ayman Zeidan.

It will be said of President Barack Obama when he leaves office that he kept the U.S. out of the Syrian crisis. But at what price? (AFP/File)
11:01 GMT

Has America failed the Syrian people by failing to act decisively in the growing civil war?

The Nusra front is fighting Assad's forces as well as other al-Qaeda affiliated groups like ISIS. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

The leader of the Nusra Front has issued an ultimatum to ISIS, threatening to expel the group from Syria and Iraq. Both groups have ties to al-Qaeda.

The pic of Rouwaida Attieh that gave rise to rumors of her pregnancy (Image: Facebook)
10:38 GMT

Fans of Rouwaida Attieh have added insult to injury, suggesting that the Syrian songstress must be with child because a picture of her in the hospital indicates she's gained a few.